Whether you’re a speed walker or seasoned marathoner, we have the curated selection of just-right shoes you need to get started and exceed your goals. Before you shop, there’s a few things you’ll want to consider. From cushioning and shock absorption to support and flexibility, finding the perfect balance for your run level is key for safety and success. Read on and we’ll help you find the perfect pair.
If speed walking (or any-pace walking) is your go-to exercise, you'll want a shoe with maximum cushioning from heel to toe. You're not aiming for speed, so don’t worry so much about the weight of the shoe. Instead, look for cupped insoles for stability and wide toe boxes for extra wiggle room when you’re on the move.SHOP WALKING
If you need a tutorial on the treadmill buttons, take our advice on first-timer footwear. A shoe with high-energy return or responsiveness is key. This is when the sole compresses as your foot hits the ground, both absorbing and dispersing the impact. The result? You’re out-of-shape self won’t tire out as fast.SHOP SPORT STYLE
High intensity interval workouts—think box jumps, burpees, jump-rope work—require a shoe with sturdy outsoles and flexibility. The goal is to transition smoothly between exercises while limiting excess movement, avoiding injury to the knees. Look for molded insoles and mesh uppers for support and stretch.SHOP TRAINING
If you’ve graduated to double-digit miles, you may notice an increase in cramping or arch pain. To avoid this, upgrade to a running shoe with a little more weight and extra cushioning at the forefoot. The weight will provide protection and support while extra layers of gel or foam will reinforce natural movement.SHOP PERFORMANCE
Effective trail shoes must have durable, high-grip outsoles with hefty lugs. Any novice knows that. To really blaze paths like a pro, ensure your pairs have enhanced heel support and a wide toe box. This gives more control of movement at the ankle while allowing toes to spread out naturally.SHOP PERFORMANCE